History Summarized: The Meiji Restoration

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Shared May 8, 2020

Japan may well have the record for World's Speediest Industrialization, but how did they accomplish so much so fast without falling victim to Europe's favorite 19th century pastime of "Colonization"? And how did Japan build up a Pan-Asian empire so darn quickly? All that and more in this deep-dive into the Meiji Restoration!

SOURCES & Further Reading: "Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction" by Goto-Jones. "The Japanese Empire: Grand Strategy from the Meiji Restoration to the Pacific War" by Paine. "Bushido: The Soul of Japan" by Nitobe
THAT WACKY POLITICAL CARTOON: "Japan Makes Her Debut Under Columbia's Auspicies" https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services...

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